‘Mohawk Helmets And Hiploks’ 16 Gifts For Cyclists

Got a cyclist on your holiday shopping list? We’ve sifted through hundreds of bike-related gift items to bring you the best. From nutrition to style, to (yes) portable bike tunes, here’s a spread of gifts we’d give. —Amy Oberbroeckling

Feed Zone Portables Cookbook, $25 There are 75 delicious recipes for “portable” meals to bring with for those long days in the saddle in this book. The recipe for rice cakes is one of my favorites. Yum! Purchase gift / More info

Donkey Label Chamois Balm, $25 Made in Wisconsin in small batches, this biker’s balm uses organic ingredients and contains no water. Olive oil, beeswax, avocado oil, eucalyptus, and myrrh are included on the ingredient list. Comes in a stainless canister made to refill and reuse. Purchase gift / More info

Stanley Vacuum Mug, $30 Keep coffee hot on winter commutes. This mug from Stanley works with the push of a button and, better yet, it fits in a bike water bottle cage. Purchase gift / More info

GPS Tracker, $99.95 Though not built specifically for cyclists, the tiny new SPOT Trace unit can be attached to a bike frame. It then gives you the option to track the bike if stolen via a satellite network. For a full look, see how GearJunkie tested the Trace last month. Purchase gift / More info

Denim For The Ride, $88 They look and fit like normal jeans. But the Commuter 511s are made to work while pedaling, including a water-resistant and dirt-repellent nano coating and reflective 3M taping on the cuffs (fold up to reveal), plus there’s a U-lock storage strip on the waistband. Purchase gift / More info

A New Bike! Schwinn Madison, $620 A steel frame and clean track-bike-inspired look set the Madison apart. We’ve been riding this single-speed for three months and like its solid functionality and surprising speed for urban rides. Fixed or freewheel options with the flip of the rear wheel. Purchase gift / More info

Evolution of the Bicycle Poster, $24 Designed by Pop Chart Lab, this poster depicts the 233-year evolution of the bicycle. Surprise the velophille on your list with this sharp piece of decor. Purchase gift / More info

Salted Caramel Flavored GU, $11 A little sweet, a little salty. This seasonal flavor is the perfect training partner for winter rides (or any season, really). Throw a pack or two in the stocking of your favorite cyclist. Purchase gift / More info

Hiplok Bike Lock, $65 Ditch the backpack. This bike lock sits around your hips so you don’t have to fuss with a bag on cross-town jaunts. Purchase gift / More info

Recycled Bike Tube backpack, $148 Made from reclaimed bicycle tubes, this backpack from Alchemy Goods is durable, waterproof and sharp-looking to boot. Purchase gift / More info

Portable tunes from BoomBottle, $140 Ride your bike, let the music flow free. If your cyclist is the type who brings music everywhere — or just want to trick out a ride with some audio stylings — a new speaker designed by Scosche is the perfect gift. Purchase gift / More info

Bamboo Face Wipes from Ursa Major, $24 These individually-wrapped wipes are made from bamboo fiber and are perfect for freshening up after a ride. Plus they come in great scents like orange, fir, and lavender. Purchase gift / More info

The Tradesman Flannel Riding Shirt, $85 Made of brushed flannel, this shirt from Zoic looks great on and off the bike. It’s warm and soft for winter rides and the rear pocket is great for stowing a snack or your phone. Purchase gift / More info

Mohawk Helmet from Raskullz, $25 You favorite little punk rock shredder will love this helmet. It comes with shock-absorbing foam and plenty of attitude. Purchase gift / More info

Women’s P.R.O Softshell Glove, $75 Keep her digits toasty and dry on winter rides with the Women’s PRO Softshell Glove from Pearl Izumi. Purchase gift / More info

Women’s High-End Bike Shorts from Kitsbow Shorts, $270 The Soft Shell shorts from Kitsbow aren’t cheap, but neither is her bike. On and off the bike these bomber shorts are comfortable and flattering. Purchase gift / More info

Another New Bike! Raleigh Clubman Mixte, $1,300 Yes, it’s a big ticket purchase, but who wouldn’t love to see this wrapped in a bow under the tree? The Raleigh Clubman Mixte is a steel-frame, women’s-specific bike that blends functionality and style. This bike is built solid to last years, with aesthetic touches like a Brooks Swift saddle and leather pedal straps that tie together the look.
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Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.